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Developing effective fractions instruction for kindergarten through 8th grade: A practice guide

Standards: Math • Reason Abstractly
This practice guide presents five recommendations to help educators improve students? understanding of fractions. It features strategies to develop young children?s understanding of early fraction...

Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers

Standards: Writing
While some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three...

Direct instruction in math word problems: Students with learning disabilities

Standards: Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems
The study investigated the effectiveness of strategy teaching and sequencing practice problems when teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) how to solve word problems. Students were...

Direct teaching, strategy instruction, and strategy instruction with explicit self-regulation: Effects on the composition skills and self- efficacy of students with learning disabilities

Standards: Writing
This study assesses the impact of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) on students identified as learning disabled (LD). Students were assigned to one of four conditions: full SRSD, SRSD...

Do digital divisions still persist in schools? Access to technology and technical skills of teachers in high needs schools in the United States of America

In this article, the authors examine whether there is any indication of current differences in technology access, skills and classroom integration practices as reported by teachers participating in...

Does Technology Pay? Investing Wisely Takes Discipline

This article investigates why districts should consider how—and if—purchasing the latest technology will translate into better classroom instruction.

Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits)

This article provides help and guidance with getting started with technology integration.

Doing More with Less: How Informed Assessment Practices Can Help

Free report highlighting the importance of assessment. Includes definitions of different types of assessments, examples of common assessment mistakes, and topics on assessment literacy, formative and...

Drafting: Possible Leads

Lesson in Action
Standards: Writing • Literacy in History/Social Studies
Students in Mr. Bradford’s 5th grade class are creating a digital report about key women in the American Revolution. In this lesson, students will practice drafting possible leads to use in their...

Ed tech can help cut costs

Arne Duncan and the National Education Technology Plan are emphasizing the use of technology to save money for school districts, including looking at data flow processes. This article asks, “How have...

Education Week: 'Embodied Learning' Blends Movement, Computer Interaction

Standards: Model with Mathematics • Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Students who are able to engage in learning by being physically involved take more interest in classroom time. SMALLabs use a camera, projector, computer, and wand in an open classroom for students...

Education Week: Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra

Standards: Reason Abstractly
Research is showing that when students are able to have math problems personalized to their learning style when learning a new or hard-to-grasp math concept, learning is enhanced and continues even...

Educational technology in U.S. public schools: Fall 2008

In this report, the authors present national data on the availability and use of educational technology among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009...

Education’s Guide to Mobile Devices: Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Tech and Your Schools

This free report highlights mobile learning in education, and includes discussions of teacher-vetted apps, best practices in technology implementation, and how to make the most of mobile technologies...

Educators use student performance data to plan, implement, and evaluate

In this article, a middle school principal shares how he used data to make improvements in student achievement. By engaging in the repeated cycle of collect, analyzing, and using data, he believes...

Effective Math Instruction For Low Achievers

Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The purpose of this review of the literature was to identify appropriate strategies to increase learning outcomes for low-achieving mathematics students. The authors identified 15 studies that met...

Effective Mathematics Instruction

Standards: Model with Mathematics
This issue of Evidence for Education was written to provide research-based tools and guidance to teachers, administrators, and families on how to help students stay on track in math. The authors...

Effective Vocabulary Instruction

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Standards: Language
"This article for educators offers ideas for: effective vocabulary instruction strategies, indirect vocabulary instruction, direct vocabulary instruction, analyzing word structure, selecting...

Effectiveness of question exploration to enhance students’ written expression of content knowledge and comprehension

Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
The study examined the effectiveness of the use of a Questioning Instructional Routine in combination with an instructional graphic, a Question Exploration Guide, on students’ reading and writing...

Effectiveness of reading and mathematics software products: Findings from two student cohorts—Executive Summary (NCEE 2009-4042)

Standards: Math
A 2003 design effort by ED working with educational technology and research experts recommended focusing the study on software products used to support reading and math instruction. The study team...